Monday, February 20, 2023

"Deadly Decision in Beijing"

New from Cambridge University Press: Deadly Decision in Beijing: Succession Politics, Protest Repression, and the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre by Yang Su.

About the book, from the publisher:

More than three decades after 1989, historical materials are now available for understanding the Tiananmen protests in a new light. In a play-by-play account of the elite politics that led to the military crackdown, Yang Su addresses the repression of the protest in the context of political leadership succession. He challenges conventional views that see the military intervention as a necessary measure against a revolutionary mobilization. Beneath the political drama, Deadly Decision in Beijing explores the authoritarian regime's perpetual crisis of leadership transition and its impact on popular movements.
--Marshal Zeringue